YL Coaches are here to help youth and you discover the amazing new powers of youth and turn your noble aspirations into remarkable action for people and the Land.
We help spark, anchor and evolve youth leadership at schools, the workplace, in media, in town … and enable participants to self-organize 100s of model projects in the frame of your group, institution, but also beyond with family, friends or joining this global “sports club” with ample free resources, project partners and like-hearted community to launch also multi-year programs that activate your whole school community, city and region, with options for student entrepreneurship, travel, youth exchanges and living adventures.
You can contact YL Coaches for other interactions, but here are the most common, popular and impactful ones. View also advanced activities with Master Coaches further below.
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90 to 180 mins
Optional prep (recommended)
Heartfelt, passionate, student focus
Immediate action opportunities
Forms a crew, student club
Access to YL Tribe Community
Plenty of self-learning + action resources
Badges for completion
45 to 90 mins
Optional prep (recommended)
Full focus on your topic, region, goals
Rich online + print resources available
Options for self-organized follow-up
Book a YL Coach
to inform, inspire, involve your group, to form team/s and get started with flying banners on your choice of activities.
YL MASTER COACHES
We accompany your unfolding adventure
Interaction with YL Hero*ines
Options to travel, do youth exchanges
We give tips and team up for funding
We tell of your achievements in YL Media
1/2 day ... 1 day ... 1 week-end
With focus on your profession, setting, goals
YL Coach Certificates Grade 1-5
What are your GOOD dreams for your city, region, profession, people and planet?
Tell us, and we will sketch a vision and roadmap for making activation of youth leadership essential part of achieving it.
The Sacred Trust of Civilization
This is how YL Coaches relate to young people and their adult allies.
There is a law in an ancient tenet that dates back in writings to the sixteenth century. Often overlooked, it nonetheless is encoded in the first charter of the United Nations. The original wording makes explicit the overriding duty of care of all beings – not just to human beings. It is the language of trusteeship law.
‘… recognize the principle that the interests of the inhabitants of these territories are paramount, and accepted as a sacred trust the obligation to promote to the utmost, within the system of international peace and security established by the present Charter, the wellbeing of the inhabitants of these territories.‘
In law, a trustee’s duties are based on the equitable notion of conscience and conscionable conduct. Prioritizing of personal, professional and business interests are improper; what comes first are the duties of service to ensure the wellbeing of all beneficiaries. The trustee must act on behalf of the interest of the beneficiary, not for its own interest. Therefore, for the sacred trust of civilization, we are the trustees who are bestowed with the position of responsibility: we have a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries of the trust asset. The asset to be administered by the trustees is the territory, and the beneficiaries are the inhabitants.
Thus, a sacred trust is both a state of being and of doing, which when adhered to prevents the abrogation of the universal value of the sacredness of life. The very use of the world ‘sacred’ underlines the importance such a trust is accorded, reinforcing the moral as well as the legal obligation it imposes on all.
A sacred trust is premised on two values: the sacredness of life and out interconnectedness. I believe we can bring the sacred trust to the force by placing it firmly at the centre of our world. Written law is one thing, what we adhere to within ourselves is another. Can we put at the heart of all we do a sacred trust? I believe we can. When we value life itself, something fundamental shifts within. Our ability to embrace a world of peace is suddenly attainable.
Article 73 of the United Nations Charter has wider implications for how we engage with civilization as a whole; a sacred trust need not only be for the few – at the heart of it lies the belief in the supremacy of a duty of care that applies to everyone. Each of us counts, and how we choose to action a duty of care for humanity and the Earth is up to us.
From the book DARE TO BE GREAT by Earth Lawyer Polly Higgins, get it in our store.
BECOME YL COACH
We make it easy and fun to master mindset and methods to inspire, equip and support youth and their adult allies to make rapid, robust tangible changes for people and planet like their hero*ine peers and with them.
Visit a YL HQ or call us to your place.
YL Coach Certificates Grade 1-5
Optional focus on local problems, potentials
Call us to your city, institution
No trainer near you? No problem.
YL Coach Certificates Grade 1-5
Single + group video meetings
Rich online resources for study, long-term
YL Coaches inform + inspire, enable + empower, support + connect
using our full scope of resources and relations
#bemoreawesome Crash Course for groups
Instant High Impact Actions
Advanced YL Coaches also help organize
Global SDG School Challenge
Teacher + Adult Training
YL Coach Certification
Activate Your City Campaigns
Positive News Magazines
Grade 1 . Coach
has studied dozens of teen hero*ine stories, films, music and youth leadership essentials, YL Resources, reflected on past and current experiences, opportunities and societal needs and developments.
Grade 1 Coaches also converse with fellow YL Coaches and Master Coaches, share favorite stories with their social networks, family and friends, observe response and ponder how best activate and serve their community and YL Tribe members.
Grade 2 . Guide
has also studied 100s of simple steps and tricks used by teenage changemakers that youth everywhere can use to swiftly build team, presence in schools, public, media, supportive community and remarkable impact – with ease and fun – and has studied 35 YL Programs that respond to essential requirements to make youth leadership omni-present in society and enable fired up youth, adult allies and caring citizens from all walks of life to take action aligned with their lifestyle and profession with rich win-win benefits.
Grade 2 Coaches also contribute to YL Program development, interact with YL Hero*ines and Project Partners online, scan their region of Magical Coaches and add them to the YL LearnPlanet Map .
Grade 3 . Animator
has also studied Change Generation Music, how it is different and more uplifting than anything to-date, how to use it at home, in music class, at events, in workshops … and Positive Change Media Culture, weak and good practice attempts, how YL does different and enables youth to wield them in their ventures, how to use in education, in civil society, and how to co-create for publication in YL Media, across YL Platforms for use by the YL Community.
Grade 3 Coaches also contribute positive news articles, spread music with social and local relations, share YL stories and seed YL Media Packs to journalists, educators and youth workers.
Grade 4 . Networker
has completed the Activate Your City mapping exercise with 100s of elements, 50 UN Theme Action Days, detected allies, Key Professionals, localized actions, problem and potential hotspots, sketched Stop Street Harassment and Wildlife Corridor campaigns.
Grade 4 Coaches also seed info, flyers, stories to businesses, teachers, youth workers, newsletters, journalists, civil society.
Grade 5 . Mentor
has studied and realized High Impact Starter Actions, such as charity, crash course, poster exhibit, online FUNdraising, Philanthro-Party, vivid documentation for YL, social and news media.
Grade 5 Coaches also activate friends, their workplaces, allies across the region to boost donations, in-kind support and reach milestones for their favorite Hero*ines.
Grade 6 . DreamWeaver
has studied YL LearnSpaces and Corona Academy activities, badges and certification, activated local relations, schools, youth, allies for various activities, formed student clubs, youth crews and Boost Club Units at and beyond school, they have made considerable impact on lives and land, created friendly bonds with schools, media, public libraries and civil society, organized video meetings with Speakers, sparked long-term Project Partnerships, conversed on and set objectives for youth exchanges, family and volunteer travel and YL Summer Camps.
Grade 6 Coaches also consult and coach LearnSpaces, certify Inter/National Youth Leadership Learning Centres, interview Hero*ines, get on the YL Youtube Show, train teachers, certify YL Coaches, run Activate Your City Campaigns, accompany SDG Challenges, develop new ventures in response to local problems and potentials and weave them into the YL Tribe and travel for coaching and adventure.
DreamWeavers are MASTER COACHES and YL patreon Coaches Community member.
Grade 7 . TerraFormer
has advanced practical experience, studied Eco Tipping Points graphic design, helped achieve milestones for Project Partners, realized their choice of YL Programs, met and paid visits to Hero*ines and Magical Coaches, added new precious partners to the YL Tribe, interacted with United Nations University RCEs and contributed to advancing new, innovative high impact initiatives to heal people and the Land in their region.
Grade 7 Coaches can activate a region by themself and also co-organize, co-host and co-facilitate YL Warrior Summer Camps, fill their region’s YL LearnPlanet Map, participate in meetings and conferences on ESD, SDGs and changemaking in all its diverse forms.
TerraFormers are MASTER COACHES and YL patreon Coaches Community member and available 24/7 #fulltimeforfuture.
Grade 8 . Planetary Guardian
has enormous holistic experience, practices sacred practices in harmony with the innocent mind, body and Land, its marvellous plant, animal, mineral and spirit children and walks the soils of Lothlorien in the Queendom of Nature. They live and embody the next GOOD civilization.
Grade 8 Coaches do epic, surprising stuff.
Planetary Guardians are MASTER COACHES, YL patreon Coaches Community member and available 24/7 #fulltimeforfuture.